Archive for Elizabeth Logas

Spotlight: Maja Johnson (’13)

"In my research, I pull a little bit out of everything I have learned at Gustavus...At a liberal arts college you not only learn technique, you learn how to communicate results to the outside world." Maja Johnson (Biology '13)

Spotlight: Xiu Xiao

Xiu Xiao, biology major (Class of 2012), has lived at Gustavus year-round every summer since completing her freshman year at Gustavus.

Faculty Spotlight: Mike Ferragamo

A Gustavus faculty member studies animals in order to understand Parkinson's disease and human deafness.

Alum Spotlight: Warren Stoltman

A Chemistry alum reminisces about atoms, optometry, and the infamous tornado.

Alum Spotlight: Kristen Oehlke

Kristin Oehlke, (Chemistry class of 1991), director of the through the state Department of Health's Birth Defects Monitoring program, focuses on reducing the number of children born with birth defects in Minnesota.

Spotlight: Alex Chubick

“The great thing about Gustavus is that other facilities don’t tend to hire first years, but Gustavus understands that first years need research experience."

The Beautiful and the Bizarre: Biology collections at Gustavus

The Biology Department at Gustavus Adolphus College curates diverse collections of organisms including plants, vertebrate animals and invertebrate animals, including both the very beautiful and the very bizarre.

99 Luftballoons: Chemistry professor returns to yet another prank

At 9:40 AM, Professor Scott Bur said good morning to his two research students, senior chemistry major Michelle Kirkvold ’12 and sophomore Michael Sterling ’14, both innocently working on a research presentation on a clunky desktop computer right outside his office door. Kirkvold and Sterling blasted the German song “99 Luftballoons” as Bur pulled open […]

One Glitch After Another: Researchers take an eventful canoe trip down the Blue Earth River

“There’s been a glitch,” Jeff Jeremiason, professor of chemistry and environmental studies mentioned in passing to a research student and myself as we stood sweating in the humidity. The much-anticipated annual canoe trip had already been postponed twice due to rain, and, despite the 118-degree heat index, we were ready for some physical exercise and […]

Spotlight: Tuan Tran ’13

Tuan Tran, junior ACS chemistry major and mathematics minor, started his education at Gustavus on the pre-medical school track.  After researching with Dwight Stoll, professor of chemistry, however, Tran is reconsidering his options. “I used to want to be a doctor, but I am very interested in Stoll’s research, and may go to grad school […]